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Charlie Lake Fire Department Car Wash

The Charlie Lake Fire Department invites you to visit the Fire Hall, see the Firetrucks, get your car washed, and enjoy a BBQ lunch! Come out to the Charlie Lake Fire Hall on June 2 between 11am and 3pm and enjoy!

Car Wash and BBQ by donation, Partial proceeds will go to the CLFD Firefighters for Families fund.

For questions or more information contact Emergency Services at 250-784-3200.

May 24th Regional Board Meeting Agenda

The agendas for the Committee of the Whole and Regional Board meetings to be held on Thursday, May 24th at the North Peace Cultural Centre Carpet Room at 10015 100 Avenue, Fort St. John, are now posted to the website and are available for viewing, downloading and printing.

Committee of the Whole meeting – 10 am
Regional Board meeting to immediately follow

CAO Released Without Cause

May 18, 2018 – Dawson Creek. The CAO of the Peace River Regional District was released without cause on May 18, 2018.

PRRD Agriculture Advisory Committee looking for VOLUNTEERS

The Peace River Regional District is seeking three (3) members at large from the region to serve as members on the Agriculture Advisory Committee (AAC). Members at large join other committee members from the agricultural sector to review and provide advice on matters regarding the agricultural sector in the Regional District.

Members are reimbursed for all travel expenses to attend meetings; typically meetings are 4 to 5 hours long and take place 4 to 6 times per year.  Appointment of members will be for a two year term.

As a major agricultural region, the Regional Board believes that input from the sector is important to assist with major decisions affecting agriculture. The Committee was established to provide advice to the Regional District Board regarding agriculture in the region. (more…)

Public reminded to be cautious with fire

Hot and dry weather is in the forecast for the entire Prince George Fire Centre , this includes the Peace River Regional District. 

Members of the public are urged to be extra cautious with any fire, and report any smoke or wildfires that they see.

Since April 1, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service has responded to 48 fires within the Prince George Fire Centre, all which are believed to have been human-caused. These kinds of wildfires are entirely preventable and divert valuable resources from naturally occurring fires, including those sparked by lightning. With northeast B.C. experiencing unseasonably dry and windy conditions, forests and grasslands in the region are very susceptible to wildfires. (more…)

Burn prohibition expanded in Prince George Fire Centre

For Immediate Release

2018FLNR0124-000930

May 15, 2018

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Burn prohibition expanded in Prince George Fire Centre

PRINCE GEORGE – Effective at noon on Thursday, May 17, 2018, an existing Category 2 open burning prohibition in parts of the Prince George Fire Centre will be expanded to include the entire fire centre, to reduce wildfire risks and protect public safety.

A Category 2 open burning prohibition came into effect in the Fort Nelson and Peace Natural Resource Districts on May 3, 2018. The additional prohibition will include the Mackenzie, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Prince George districts.

A map of the area affected by the Category 2 open burning prohibition is available online at: http://ow.ly/ZtIq30k19Pu

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Under 8Ton Boom & Picker Operator Certification Course

The Peace River Regional District is hosting an On Site Under 8Ton Boom & Picker Operator Certification Course on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 8:00 am in Dawson Creek at 1636 99th Avenue.

The cost per person for this course is a maximum of $475 & GST, but the price will drop as the number of participants increases. (more…)

Category 2 open fires and the use of fireworks restricted in the Peace River Regional District

Effective at noon on Saturday, May 5, 2018, Category 2 open fires and the use of fireworks were prohibited within the Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson fire zones.

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing these prohibitions to help prevent wildfires sparked by Category 2 burns, due to dry and windy conditions in the forecast. These prohibitions will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Specifically, these prohibitions apply to Category 2 fires:

* the open burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide

* burning barrels

* fireworks

* stubble or grass fires over an area smaller than 2,000 square metres  (more…)

Hot dry weather in the forecast with no rain in sight!

The PRRD wants to remind everyone to be vigilant and extremely careful with any activity that could potentially spark a wildfire.

Folks that live in a rural fire protection area should check with the community that provides fire protection to ensure that there are no additional restrictions for that area.

 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/prevention/for-your-home-community

Report Wildfires

 

If you see smoke, flames or an open fire violation,

call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 immediately